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Thought-Provokers: Glendale

Phoenix has always had an artistic soul. The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community. Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive. Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Glendale that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Namuzeyi Moise

I have been in the United States for over 18 years. In 1994, there was an outbreak of genocide in Rwanda and at that time and our president at the time had summoned for all Tutsis to be killed. My family and I were captured by soldiers with many more from my trip and taken to a concentration camp. Read more>>

Ivan Botello

There is a feeling of peace, joy, and happiness that fills me when hiking the Grand Canyon, exploring Sedona, Jerome, Payson, or wherever else I may be; a feeling that in itself can only be experienced outdoors. Read more>>

Cindy Maria

My artistic side finally caught up to me one day while working the self-checkout machines at a Wal-Mart store in Phoenix. Again, I was bored, so I began to sketch cartoon characters and anything I saw around me with pen on receipt paper. Read more>>

Kristine Jorgenson

My late mother loved photography. Growing up, she always had her film camera in hand capturing every moment of me and my three siblings childhood. Thanks to her, I have countless photo albums filled with wonderful memories of my life. Read more>>

Joy Ludwig

Just an extension of the story telling narrative I do with my photography. Cinema themes have always influenced my work. The picture you featured was from the poster I made for my current film Sam. Read more>>

Stephanie Vera

After a long time looking for information about soy candles and their benefits, I decided to start this journey on April 27th of 2018 and since day 1 it surprised me the support that everyone has giving me especially my husband. Read more>>

Randall Downs

Loser’s Way Home is a folk/folk-rock group that formed in 2009 at Memphis, TN. Randall Downs and Matthew Cureton formed the group as a duo, but after meeting Steven Bowman and having him lay tracks on recordings, he was quickly added to the group. Read more>>

Jared Woosley

I grew up loving music. In high school I joined my first band, and after that I always found myself playing music with different musicians and bands anywhere I could. Read more>>

Christopher Hernandez, Badger

One of my biggest “inspirations” came from my first High School art teacher who actually told me “Maybe you should just quit art, it’s not your thing.” Since then, I’ve been doing what I can to prove them wrong. Read more>>

Kayley Lazar

Design with an emphasis in animation and use it every day! I’ve created everything from watercolor to logos, calligraphy, copic markers, motion graphics and videography. Read more>>

Tom Mein

Tom has done recording and live music clinics at the Conservatory for Recording Arts in Gilbert, worked in the house bands at the Jackrabbit Lounge and the Skye Lounge, fronted a jazz/pop trio, played in an original rock band. Read more>>


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